Crime & the Law

Anti-Semitic incident investigated by police in Stamford Hill- 6 arrests

Craven Park Road area of Stamford Hill, London N15. Image: Google Satellite.

Craven Park Road area of Stamford Hill, London N15. Image: Google Satellite.

Detectives from Haringey are investigating a disturbance described as ‘an Anti-Semitic incident’ in Stamford Hill in the early hours of this morning.

At 1.15 am Police were called to Craven Park Road N15 after a group of drunken men left a house party and tried to enter a synagogue.

The Met Police say ‘One man was injured as he sought to prevent the group from entering the building. He sustained facial injuries, not believed to be serious, and was taken to hospital for treatment.’

A small group of men did get into the synagogue before being removed by security staff.

Object hurled through broken door window of Stamford Hill synagogue. Image: screen grab for purposes of reporting current event and news https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPhFLwsF_Aw

Object hurled through broken door window of Stamford Hill synagogue. Image: screen grab for purposes of reporting current event and news https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPhFLwsF_Aw

The incident is being treated as an anti-Semitic incident because of the language used by one member of the group.

Six men have been arrested for public order offences and assault and are in custody in a north London police station.

Shomrin volunteers provided assistance to attending officers, helping with statements and the recovery of local CCTV footage.

Inspector Jonathan Waterfield said:

We are investigating to establish the full circumstances of the incident and to identify anyone else involved in the disturbance who has not yet been arrested.

We have also increased police patrols in the Stamford Hill area to provide reassurance to the community.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call Haringey CID via 101.

A video said to have been recorded inside the synagogue during the attack has been uploaded to Youtube.

 Update 5.59 pm 23/3/2015

Met Police said the six people arrested have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Four men and two women, all aged in their late teens, have been bailed to return to a north London police station on a date in mid-May.

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